Mauriceville Red Cross shelter closes
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
A Greyhound bus prepares to evacuate Hurricane Rita survivors from the First Baptist Church in Mauriceville on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
Erin Marie Panttaja (right) and other American Red Cross workers express their disappointment as a Greyhound bus prepares to evacuate Hurricane Rita survivors from the First Baptist Church in Mauriceville. The Red Cross workers had used the location as an emergency shelter, but were forced to evacuate survivors and downgrade the facility to a feeding point after no relief arrived after several days.
American Red Cross volunteer Charlene Simmons helps prepare food for a food distribution point at the First Baptist Church in Mauriceville.